USD School of Law Alumnus Michael Shepard ’94 (JD) named 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Michael Shepard ’94 (JD) named 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Michael Shepard

SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2019) University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Michael Shepard, ’94 (JD), was named 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  Michael Shepard is the founder of Shepard Law, a Boston-based law firm and one of the top personal injury law firms in Massachusetts focusing on major asbestos claims involving mesothelioma or lung cancer, tobacco, dangerous drugs, and defective product liability.  The recognition as the 2018 Lawyer of the Year was largely based on his recent work with the Summerlin v. Philip Morris USA, et al. case—a notable case that brought co-defendants from an asbestos product company and a cigarette manufacturer to trial before a jury.

Shepard was honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at their 2019 Leaders in the Law celebration at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston on March 6, 2019.

The University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 29th nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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